KOCHI: In a first of its kind in the country, a ‘film market’ will be held on the sidelines of the All-Lights India International Film Festival, which is scheduled to commence here on Sunday.
According to the organisers, Indywood Film Market (IFM) is part of a major initiative that aims at a comprehensive revamp of the country’s film industry.
“The IFM, to be held at Hotel Le Meridien from Monday to Wednesday, is a premier trade market for film industry professionals to facilitate sales and promotion of international cinema in the Indian market and sale of Indian films abroad,” said ALIIFF, IFM founder director Sohan Roy at at press conference here on Friday.
Elaborating on ‘project Indywood’, he said 2,000 multiplexes with over ten thousand screens, one thousand 4D theatres and 5,000 advanced giant screens would be set up across the country under the project. The capital-intensive project demands an investment of US$10 billion.
“The All-Lights Film Festival will feature 131 international and Indian films. It will also witness a big lineup of film celebrities, including Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Kalki Koechlin and Manju Warrier,” informed the organisers. The festival will conclude on November 21.